It takes 102 extra days for a woman to earn as much as her male counterpart did the previous year. Democrats are working hard to close the pay gap.


According to the U.S. Census bureau, women have to work an extra 102 days in order to make what their male counterparts did the previous year, thus marking Tuesday, April 12 “Equal Pay Day.”

In fact, African-American and Hispanic women have to work even longer. For some more facts and figures about #EqualPayDay, check out:

Who supports equal pay?

Who doesn’t support equal pay?

Some are wage gap deniers.

Some corporations tout their progress on this issue.

Others have work to do.

Electing a woman president would certainly help put the United States on the path to closing the wage gap. Indeed, President Obama and Vice President Biden seem to think that’s a pretty good idea.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)